The exact nature of the beast has not been disclosed, and will not be revealed in any marketing material other than the movie itself. Curiousity, it has to be said, is killing us.
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Once the threat is announced in central New York, its full throttle. Our cameraman Hud (T.J. Miller) insists “people will want to know how it all went down” and captures our characters' plight to save friends and get out of the city.
It’s a clever film, and one could read into it a relevance to youtubers, myspacers & facebookers, as well America’s fear of terrorism. Indeed it’s the best monster movie in a long time (alongside last year’s very different The Host) but, more than anything, Cloverfield is hugely entertaining. A good, old-fashioned, fun night out at your local cinema.
The great thing about it is that while staying faithful to the gimmick (the movie never leaves the view of the handicam) the filmmakers have still been able to build tension, create scares and structure a satisfying watch. Within it are many contrivances (the fall and rise of a romance is also caught between monster mashing), but being left to see the disaster unfold just as the characters have is great - you know what’s going on only as much as they do. And yip, you get a good look at the monster. The lack of explanation around the monster’s origins might irritate some, but the film is stronger for not knowing.
Technically it’s quite a feat. It sells the realism of the handicam ‘look’ but doesn’t distract by cleverly maintaining a high production value. Convenient lighting at convenient times mean you always see what you need to see. The CGI is flawless.
It’s a shame the film and its characters are rather sanitized. The characters are gorgeous young yuppies who never swear (the kind of people you’d hate unless their lives were in danger), and while the action is scary it’s not terrifying. Plus there’s overt product placement. But it’s all forgivable because the movie is just so much fun. If you can accept the conceit, Cloverfied is a short, sharp and intense rollercoaster. Sit near the back of the cinema.
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OMG i love horror, sci fi and thriller films and it takes alot for me to say a film was good or impressive however this film totally ROCKED MY BOAT!!! IT WAS AWESOME i have never found a film that had me on the edge of my seat every second, accept for my bloody valentine 3d which i find shit now compared to cloverfield. CLOVERFIELD IS SICKKK... Its so sad at the end u just feel this pain inside of u. IT LEAVES U SO FREAKED OUT BECAUSE THE STARNGE ENDING. ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS FILM WAS SICKKK XX
The movie was good it had a human side story on the side . Good actors ? in a moster movie ? i never thought it was a possible.
Now because i rated it 3 doesnt meant its not a good movie which it is, its just not something im into or will ever realy like.
I never realy got these types of movies .
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